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Vintage Fiat 500 Tour in Milan
"During the 30-minute tour ""Fast Tour"" you will see the heart of the city the Sforza Castle the Montenapoleone Luxury District the Brera Art District the Scala Opera House Modern Art Gallery Modern Art Pavillion
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Milan City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
"Step aboard the Milan city hop-on hop-off bus tour at any of the stops along the three available bus routes. With more than 30 stops to choose from you can easily find a stop that’s convenient for you.Find a seat on the open-air double decker bus and look out at the sights of Milan. Stay on Line A (red line) for its total 90-minute route and pass by the 14th-century Castello Sforzesco (Sforza Ca the world-renowned La Scala opera house and Piazza Duomo the square where Milan Cathedral (Duomo) stands.Line B (blue line) boasts highlights including the historic Porta Venezia city gate Il Cenacolo Vinciano and Palazzo Lombardia home to Milan’s modern skyscrapers. Jump aboard line C (green line) to see the Monumental Cemetery or San Siro football stadium. Then disembark at San Babila to browse the luxury stores on Milan’s fashionable Via Montenapoleone.Pick out the places that you want to see most and create your own perfect sightseeing experience. Want a closer look at one of Milan’s landmarks? Go ahead a
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Villa Necchi Campiglio Small-Group Tour
"Villa Necchi Campiglio is a magnificent treasure of art and architecture in the centre of Milan.The Villa was built by Piero Portaluppi between 1932 and 1935 for the family of Angelo Campiglio his wife Gigina Necchi and his sister-in-law Nedda.The world of the Necchi Campiglio family was that of bourgeoise Lombard industrialists comfortably well-off but also hard-working and up-to-date whose wealth was based on the invention of the well-known Necchi sewing machine. Portaluppi was succeeded by Tomaso Buzzi who after the second world war imbued the rooms with a more classic
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Torino's Bull at the Gallery (to be squeezed) Tips (7)

Turn around its genitals!

This bull is depicted in the coat of arms of Torino. You see that there is a hole on its genitals and may wonder why. Well, a tradition says that if you put your right heel on this hole and turn on yourself three times, this will bring you good luck. In the second photo you see my father do it (unwillingly).
Hundreds of tourists rotate around the bull's genitals every day, that is why the mosaic needs a lot of maintenance.

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Aug 01, 2008

... but bull 'sqeezing' is a fake tradition !!!

.. you will never see a 'milanese' squeezing the bull testicles!
Check it out: turists from all around the world queing to squeeze the bull, but not one single local.
This is simply a 'turist' tradition, reported on turist guides as a 'local secret tip'... which is simply not true.
And true locals (the 'milanesi') consider a bit 'pathetic' those naive turists doing the bull testicle squeezing exercise....

Luciano (Milan)

Jun 07, 2008

Need a full turn

This famous bull mosaic located in Galleria Vittorio Emmanuele is said to make your wish come true if you make full turn over the balls with one foot. You can always catch some people making the famous turn over bull's balls. If you are there, give a try.

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Oct 08, 2007

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele good luck bull

Halfway down the Vittorio Emanuele Gallery are four floor mosaics representing Turin (the bull), Rome (the she-wolf and Romulus and Remus), Florence (the lily) and Milan (a red cross on a white background).

Out of these four mosaics, the most famous is the one of the bull due to a Milanese tradition that is saying that if you turn quickly 3 times on your heel over the bull's testicles you attract good luck.

A native told me that initially the story was talking about the bull's head, but, as now there is a deep depression in the floor on the bull's testicles, I think the head was not so successful after all.

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May 26, 2006
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Heel in the bull balls

In the middle of the Gallery you will find mosaics on the ground. On the left side with your back to the cathedral you will find the bull.
Put your heel in the bull's balls and make a full turn on your heel.
Locals will tell you your sex life and potential will be higher now.

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Sep 15, 2005

Squeeze the bull's balls

In the Galleria de Emmanuel Vittorio next to the Duomo there is a picture of a bull on the ground. Place your heel on the bull's balls, turn 360° around once, without tripping, while you make a wish. If you manage this your wish will be fulfilled so they say.

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Apr 26, 2005

spinning on the bull's balls!

There is a curious custom in Milan, if you are passing through the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, that you should spin around on the testicles of the bull mosaic found in the centre. Legend has it that this will bring you good luck! Spot the tourists as they stand and watch and take pictures, whilst locals do it with casual style, simply swirling their foot on the required spot and continuing, as if nothing had happened...

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Basilica San Babila

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Chiesa San Bernardino alle Ossa - Church

The little chapel near the big church on Piazza Sato Stefano is a real find. Thousands of skulls and bones from different Milanese graveyards are collected and displayed here. Some crazy man even made...
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